[bey-koh-nee-uh n]
  1. an adherent of the Baconian philosophy.

Origin of Baconian

First recorded in 1805–15; Bacon + -ian
Related formsBa·co·ni·an·ism, Ba·co·nism [bey-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˈbeɪ kəˌnɪz əm/, nounpre-Ba·co·ni·an, adjectivepro-Ba·co·ni·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or relating to Francis Bacon, the philosopher, or to his inductive method of reasoning
  1. a follower of Bacon's philosophy
  2. one who believes that plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Bacon
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